f Iowa Wesleyan University - After first match loss, Tigers pick up first win of season at MacMurray
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Volleyball - Sun, Sep. 10, 2017
After first match loss, Tigers pick up first win of season at MacMurray
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Greenville (7-0 (3-0 SLIAC))2525253
Iowa Wesleyan (0-4 (0-2 SLIAC))1316200
Jacksonville, Ill.
GreenvilleIndv. LeadersIowa Wesleyan
#6 Allyson Mitchell - 14Kills #24 Lida Landre - 9
2 Players (#1,#9) - 3Blocks #8 Jordan Miller - 3
#12 Allyson Grabowski - 13Digs #0 Jenna Murphy - 15
#6 Allyson Mitchell - 3Aces 3 Players - 1
GreenvilleTeam StatisticsIowa Wesleyan
.243Hitting %: .037
6.0Blocks: 3.0
58Digs: 59
5Aces: 3
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Iowa Wesleyan (1-4 (1-2 SLIAC))102525253
MacMurray College (0-7 (0-3 SLIAC))251420151
Jacksonville, Ill.
Iowa WesleyanIndv. LeadersMacMurray College
#24 Lida Landre - 10Kills #27 Olivia Wall - 8
2 Players (#24,#26) - 2Blocks 3 Players - 2
#0 Jenna Murphy - 26Digs #8 Alexis Moore - 18
#9 Cass Schwamborn - 2Aces #21 Kourtney Knecht - 3
Iowa WesleyanTeam StatisticsMacMurray College
.069Hitting %: -.064
4.0Blocks: 4.0
83Digs: 61
2Aces: 7

Jacksonville, Illinois - September 10, 2017 - The Tiger volleyball team travels to MacMurray College for a double dose of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic action yesterday. Iowa Wesleyan opened the day with a match against Greenville University and followed with a second match against MacMurray.  The Tigers dropped the first match 0-3 to the Panthers, but they were able to come bounce back for their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Highlanders.

IW got off to a slow start against the Panthers, falling behind 4-0 before scoring their first point on a service error.  The Tigers tried to chip away at Greenville's lead, getting within two points after a kill by Lida Landre (JR/Loomis, CA) and an attack error by the Panthers.  Greenville went on a run and Iowa Wesleyan was unable to slow down their attack, dropping the first set 13-25.

After scoring the first point of the second set, the Tigers gave up three straight points to fall behind 4-1.  Iowa Wesleyan was able to regain the lead with a kills by Sydney Ellsworth (JR/Hill AFB, UT) and Lida Landre.  The Tigers were never able to get much separation, and the Panthers would eventually get the lead back. The set was tied at 16-16 when Greenville went on a run to close out the set 25-16, taking a 2-0 lead over the Tigers.

The third set started with a kill by the Panthers, but Iowa Wesleyan's offense surged for five straight points to put the Tigers up 5-1.  IW would hold the lead until Greenville tied it up at 8-8. Taylor Payne (SO/Little Rock, AR) put down a kill to give Iowa Wesleyan the lead back, and IW would keep the lead until the Panthers tied it up again at 17-17.  Greenville would go ahead on the next play, and the Tigers were unable to regain the lead. They dropped the final set by a score of 20-25.

Lida Landre led with nine kills against Greenville, while Jordan Miller (JR/High Ridge, MO) and Taylor Payne each added five kills in the loss.

The Tigers took on MacMurray College in the second set of the day.  MacMurray scored the first three points of the opening set before Hunter Clark (SR/Wayne City, IL) finally put the Tigers on the board. IW struggled to convert on their attacks, and MacMurray was able to extend their lead throughout the set.  Iowa Wesleyan dropped the opening set by a score of  10-25.

The start of the second set began much like the first. Iowa Wesleyan fell behind 1-4 with two points coming off of their own errors.  Jordan Miller started a run for the Tigers that saw the lead change in their favor.  Cassandra Schwamborn (JR/Montebello, CA) converted on a kill to put IW up by ten, and the Tigers would go on to win 25-14.

The third set was a battle between the two teams. Iowa Wesleyan took a 7-4 lead after an attack error by the Highlanders. The Tigers continued to maintain their lead, but MacMurray was never out of it. The Highlanders got within one point of the IW with a kill, bringing the score to 15-14. Iowa Wesleyan was able to put together a run to close out the set.  The Tigers took the third set 25-20 to go up 2-1 over MacMurray.

Iowa Wesleyan opened the fourth set with two quick points.   MacMurray struggled with their attack game, committing several errors to help extend the Tiger lead.  IW put down three straight kills to go up 15-7.  The Highlanders tried to chip away at the lead, but it would not be enough.  Iowa Wesleyan would get four straight points, two off of MacMurray attack errors and two from kills by Ariel Smale (JR/Guntersville, AL) and Sydney Ellsworth. With that run, IW went ahead 22-13. The Tigers closed the set with two kills and a ball handling error by MacMurray to secure their first win of the season.

Lida Landre led the offensive attack for the Tigers once again. She finished with ten kills and had two block assists in the win.  Sydney Ellsworth and Cassandra Schwamborn both recorded six kills against the Highlanders.

The Tigers will be back in action on Thursday, September 14. They will travel to Central College for a 7:30 pm match against the Dutch.

Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.